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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Personally I'd rate Morris at the top of that list, but it's your call.
    Yeah, on a second thought I will do that too.

    I shall select the opening partnership (Morris-Hobbs) that Bradman selected for his dream XI

    Weldone's final XI (provided that fly doesn't take Morris):
    Arthur Morris
    Jack Hobbs*
    Ken Barrington
    KS Ranjitsinhji
    Clyde Walcott
    Kapil Dev
    Mike Procter
    Godfrey Evans+
    Iqbal Qasim
    Neil Adcock
    John Snow
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    Final round : L and M

    Joao - Brian Lara
    Kingkallis - Malcolm Marshall
    weeman27bob - George Lohmann
    Flyonthewall
    weldone - Arthur Morris
    himannv
    Blaze 18
    Michaelf7777
    Cevno
    Howe_zat
    Honestbharani
    Blakus

    Flyonthewall and himannv up next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Yeah, on a second thought I will do that too.

    I shall select the opening partnership (Morris-Hobbs) that Bradman selected for his dream XI
    Bradman selected Morris and Barry Richards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Bradman selected Morris and Barry Richards.
    I don't recall exactly. Did he? If he did, it's very surprising since he once told that he idolized Hobbs during his initial days as a cricketer.


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    1. Bob Simpson [ 4869 runs @ 46.81 and 71 wickets @ 42.26]
    2. Len Hutton* [6971 runs @ 56.67]
    3. Dudley Nourse [2960 runs @ 53.81]
    4. Eddie Paynter [1540 runs @ 59.23]
    5. C.B Fry [1223 runs @ 32.18 and 30866 FC runs at 50.22]
    6. Tony Greig [3599 @ 40.34 and 141 wickets @32.20]
    7. Farokh Engineer [2611 runs @ 31.08 and 66 catches, 16 stumpings]
    8. Hedley Verity [669 runs @ 20.90 and 144 wickets @ 24.37]
    9. Allan Donald [ 652 runs @ 10.68 and 330 wickets @ 22.25]
    10. Derek Underwood [937 runs @ 11.56 and 297 wickets @ 25.83]
    11. George Lohmann [ 26 runs @ 8.86 and 112 wickets @ 10.57]

    12. Jacob Oram [ 1780 runs @ 36.32 and 60 wickets @ 33.05]


    Three of the top four average in excess of 50 and actually when opening the batting so does Bob Simpson, meaning there's clear strength at the top of the order. Bob Simpson was also a fairly handy legspinner if needed.

    CB Fry looks like the weak link here, and in terms of test statistics he clearly is. However a first class average of 50+ and 94 centuries shows he was no slouch with the bat.

    Tony Greig is next in, with a solid batting average and will certainly get a bowl. Farokh Engineer was one of the world's best wicket keepers behind the stumps and was pretty handy with the bat too. I'd presume therefore that he would stand up to Gerig putting the stumping into play.

    The front line bowling is lead by the ineffable George Lohmann, a quality bowler and ridiculous wicket taker. He's backed up by the pace and swing of Allan Donald to provide a fiery new ball pairing.

    The brunt of the bowling would be done by two of England's finest spinners. Hedley Verity and Derek Underwood weren't slow spinners by any means, and would have the ball shooting all over the place. Jacob Oram in his allrounder role makes up the team, and would probably come in for Underwood on a particularly seam friendly wicket.

    Given the relative strengths of the players, and 7 Englishmen in the team, I'd have thought playing on uncovered English pitches would be hugely beneficial to the team.

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    Will selct Doug Walters and Rod Marsh to round off my side. Team is as follows:

    1. John Edrich
    2. Virender Sehwag
    3. Dilip Vengsarkar
    4. Doug Walters
    5. Allan Border (capt)
    6. Alvin Kallicharan
    7. Wilfred Rhodes
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. Rod Marsh (wkt)
    10. Richard Hadlee
    11. Jack Iverson

    12. Neville Quinn

    Batting depth for the win!
    Last edited by Flyonthewall; 20-01-2011 at 08:26 AM.
    My Supporting XI: V Sehwag, T Iqbal, S Katich (c), K Sangakkara, S Chanderpaul, E Morgan, S Al Hasan, M Rahim (+), G Swann, D Steyn, Z Khan

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    I know its going to **** up my team balance but its just too tempting. I'll take Keith Miller.
    "I will go down as Darren Sammy, the one who always smiles" - Darren Sammy

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    Team is going to look something like this:

    Sunil Gavaskar
    Frank Worrell
    Jacques Kallis
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Warwick Armstrong/Grahap Yallop
    Keith Miller
    Imran Khan*
    Jack Russell+
    Michael Holding
    Frederick Spofforth
    Bobby Abel

    Its got a slight old school swagger to it I'd say.

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    Joao - Brian Lara
    Kingkallis - Malcolm Marshall
    weeman27bob - George Lohmann
    Flyonthewall - Rod Marsh
    weldone - Arthur Morris
    himannv - Keith Miller
    Blaze 18
    Michaelf7777
    Cevno
    Howe_zat
    Honestbharani
    Blakus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    I know its going to **** up my team balance but its just too tempting. I'll take Keith Miller.
    Ha ha you are probably the first person to say this about Keith Miller

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    Whoops double post. Mods please delete.
    Last edited by Himannv; 20-01-2011 at 08:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    Ha ha you are probably the first person to say this about Keith Miller
    Haha yeah sounds strange come to think of it.

    My bowling attack now consists of Imran, Spofforth, Holding, Miller, Abel, Kallis, Armstrong and Worrell. Getting through the overs will be a breeze.

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    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Blaze's XI

    1) Barry Richards
    2) Younis Khan
    3) Rahul Dravid
    4) Mahela Jayawardene
    5) Polly Umrigar
    6) Chris Cairns
    7) Syed Kirmani (wicketkeeper)
    8) Muttiah Muralitharan
    9) Shoaib Akhtar
    10)Sydney Barnes
    11)Frank Tyson

    12th man : Daniel Vettori

    Not a bad side.

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    Iain O'Brien to be my 12th man, if he is still available.

    ...cz mr. ceo says so ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    8) Muttiah Muralitharan
    9) Shoaib Akhtar
    10)Sydney Barnes
    11)Frank Tyson
    Nice.

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